Smoky Baked Ziti and Sausage

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This came from the May 2005 issue of Family Circle magazine. Tried it tonight and absolutely loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F Grease a 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water for 8 to 9 minutes. Drain.
  3. In medium-size bowl, stir together the cheeses, garlic salt, basil, and black pepper.
  4. In large bowl, stir together cooked pasta, half of the cheese mixture, red pepper, sausage, half of the drained tomatoes, and half of the pasta sauce.
  5. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining drained tomatoes, pasta sauce, and cheese mixture.
  6. Cover and bake at 375F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I've made this several times, and it's great. Sometimes I add green peppers. I also use whatever sauce I have laying around - it doesn't matter - and any type of sausage will do. I prefer a spicy italian sausage since it goes so well with the red peppers.

Jennifer 47 February 13, 2008

Holy Smoke, Batman!!! This was amazingly delicious. I made a half-batch and used some smoked sausage that I already had. My DH said I could do this again anytime, and he really isn't a big fan of dishes like this.

Freya January 25, 2007

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